ERIC Number: ED327183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of the Research Literature Reported in the "Resources in Education" (RIE) Component of the ERIC Data Base.
Smith, Gary R.
To identify the procedures for selecting documents for inclusion in the Resources in Education (RIE) portion of the ERIC database, the directors of each of the ERIC system's 16 clearinghouses were contacted and asked the following questions: What is the acceptance rate of unsolicited manuscripts submitted to your clearinghouse for possible publication? What are the academic credentials and experience of those who evaluate unsolicited manuscripts? and What criteria are used to evaluate the quality of unsolicited manuscripts? Their replies indicate that: (1) each clearinghouse uses the services of professional experts with advanced degrees and experience in the particular areas of education which it is responsible for covering to review the manuscripts it receives; (2) reviewers follow an explicit and impressive set of criteria to decide which documents to include in the database; (3) the impressive dissemination system of the ERIC database includes microfilming the entire document, abstracts printed in a monthly periodical, the capability for Boolean searches of the database through online and CD-ROM systems, and depositories of the microfiche collection throughout the United States and several other nations; and (4) the ERIC system has demonstrated a commitment to provide useful information to the professional educator in colleges and universities, as well as to the teacher, administrator, and other practitioners in the K-12 school systems. The contribution of faculty from several universities to RIE is analyzed and it is concluded that Wayne State College faculty have not contributed their fair share of writing and scholarship to the ERIC database. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ERIC; Resources in Education